have a lovely easter!

wishing you and your family a wonderful weekend. i hope your days are full of hugs, sunshine, and great food (even if you don’t celebrate easter, it’s a great excuse to have brunch! mmmmmm….brunch).

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we’ve actually got two birthdays to celebrate as well as easter! pretty sure both kids will get a big kick out of easter egg hunting this year, given that everything round is a “BALL!” to O and he likes to collect them everywhere he goes.

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O’s vintage shirt is from stacy’s shop. Em’s sunbeam dress is based on the 3T version of Rae’s itty bitty baby dress, made in shot cotton with a circle skirt (using Dana’s tutorial).

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i’m working on a tutorial for the pieced bodice and skirt, a technique you can incorporate into many different patterns! it’s actually the same method i used for my flapper dress, if anyone has wanted to know how i did that. i hope to have more about this dress and the tutorial up next week.

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fingers crossed that the rain stays away and the sun keeps shining! if not, we’ve got our own little sunshine right here. 😀

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how do people blog in december?

seriously you guys, december is HERE!  sheesh!  i didn’t sit down to a TV or computer all weekend – too busy!  good news is, we got a lot done to usher in the christmas season.  first, we got our tree from a lot just a few blocks from our house.  our tradition is to carry it home (or the husband carries it while i lug both kids because Em was done walking and O was in the backpack).  we went to the same lot last year, so it was fun to reminisce about how giant my belly was then and how O’s birth was just a little over a week away…

then we rearranged our little living room to accomodate it, since we like a nice fat tree that goes all the way to the ceiling.  so the tree is trimmed, the chex mix is made, the house is decorated inside and out, Em’s christmas (and dance recital) dress is finished, and i knocked out a few decorations for O’s first birthday party coming up this weekend.  i would have gotten photos of the dress, but both kids have a cold and she hasn’t been in a modeling mood.

funny how just a weekend can get you fully in the christmas spirit.  after attending my husband’s company holiday party (he works for a small family-owned business, so his co-workers are a great group of folks that we’ve known for years) and seeing the singing christmas tree downtown with my mom and sisters (a giant choir of people standing on risers in the shape of a christmas tree), i’m there!

i got slightly too ambitious for a bit, starting to cut fabric for this mini quilt after being inspired by this one.  i got one block sewn…

…but then realized a hanging mini quilt is not a necessity when i have a couple christmas presents to sew.  i also got word that something VERY EXCITING is coming down the pike for ol’ skirt as top.  check back on wednesday to find out what (it’s not a baby – just gotta put that out there, since this sewing blogger bunch is an incredibly fertile one…).  😉

be back soon!